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Boost to world-class melanoma research

25/05/2021

World-class research into melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has been boosted with Dr Jessamy Tiffen, Head of the Centenary Institute’s ‘Melanoma Epigenetics Laboratory’, receiving a $447,000 project grant from Cancer Council NSW.

MRFF grant to help fast-track Australian COVID-19 vaccine candidate

14/05/2021

A collaborative project involving the University of Sydney, the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, has received funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to continue work on the development of a unique, single-shot vaccine against COVID-19 variants of concern.

Gene discovery suggests new treatment approach for liver cancer

06/04/2021

In a comprehensive analysis of human gene activation data, researchers from the Centenary Institute have discovered that the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) gene family is strongly implicated in the development of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer.

Dual drug approach to treat deadly melanoma

30/03/2021

Research from the Centenary Institute has found that a new dual drug approach could offer up a highly effective treatment strategy for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer responsible for more than 1,700 deaths each year in Australia.

Multiple sclerosis drug research funded

01/02/2021

Associate Professor Anthony Don, Head of the Lipid Metabolism and Neurochemistry Laboratory at the Centenary Institute has received a funding grant of $115,000 from MS Research Australia to help investigate and develop drugs that can better treat multiple sclerosis (MS).

Prestigious grants success for Centenary Institute researchers

16/12/2020

World-leading research into sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people and multiple sclerosis has been boosted with two Centenary Institute researchers successfully securing prestigious NHMRC Ideas Grants.

Gut microbiome link to deadly lung disease

19/11/2020

Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome.

How the humble sea sponge helped scientists unravel a 700 million-year-old mystery of evolution

06/11/2020

Australian scientists, including from the Centenary Institute, have found that humans, and most likely the entire animal kingdom, share important genetic mechanisms with a jelly-like sea sponge.

New understanding of how proteins operate

05/11/2020

A ground-breaking discovery by Centenary Institute scientists has provided new understanding as to the nature of proteins and how they exist and operate in the human body.

Anti-inflammatory benefits from gut bacteria found in fish and humans

19/10/2020

Researchers at the Centenary Institute have found that sensitivity of the immune system to ‘good’ gut bacteria is present in zebrafish, proving that the ability of an animal to benefit from good gut bugs is evolutionarily conserved whether you walk or swim.